Quiet imperial villas in the center of Kyoto,Sento Gosho!
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Another elegance of Japanese garden
I went to Sento Gosho, the imperial villas in the center of Kyoto.
They accept booking 3 month in advance.
But I haven’t done it, so I booked at the imperial court agency of Kyoto previous day.
I enjoyed the quiet garden feeling the differences between Zen garden.
The imperial garden is more elegant and focus on the beauty of nature.
I haven’t felt the teaching of Buddhism at all!
Sento Gosho( imperial villas)
The Sento Gosho is a palace for retired emperors, and the Omiya Gosho( it’s next to Sento Gosho, but not open for public)is a palace for the queen of emperors.
The Sento Gosho was established in its present location in 1630 for Emperor Gosuio and his consort, Higashifukumonin.
The garden of the Sento Gosho has two large ponds, North Pond and South Pond, and two teahouses.
The garden path goes around the North Pond, crosses a bridge over the canal connecting the North and South Ponds.
Then the path emerges into the South Pond, where a sandy beach with flat pebbles spreads out before your eyes.
Visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms, wisteria, and azaleas in the spring, and the changing leaves of the trees in the fall.
How was it?
Why don’t you try the imperial villas in Kyoto?
You will feel another culture then Zennism!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!